New Arrivals · eAudiobooks

December 5, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The bear and the nightingale [electronic resource] : a novel

December 2, 2016
Arden, Katherine, author.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00
"A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern'sThe Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman's myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind--she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. After Vasilisa's mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa's new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows. And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa's stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or confinement in a convent. As danger circles nearer, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed--this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse's most frightening tales. Advance praise for The Bear and the Nightingale "An extraordinary retelling of a very old tale. A Russian setting adds unfamiliar spice to the story of a young woman who does not rebel against the limits of her role in her culture so much as transcend them. The Bear and the Nightingale is a wonderfully layered novel of family and the harsh wonders of deep winter magic."--Robin Hobb, bestselling author of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy "A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up."--Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted"-- Provided by publisher.

Bellevue [electronic resource] : three centuries of medicine and mayhem at America's most storied hospital

December 2, 2016
Oshinsky, David M., 1944- author.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 14:41:30
Beginnings -- Hosack's vision -- The great epidemic -- Teaching medicine -- A hospital in war -- "Hives of sickness and vice" -- The Bellevue ambulance -- Bellevue venus -- Nightingales -- Germ theory -- A tale of two presidents -- The mad house -- The new metropolis -- Cause of death -- The shocking truth -- Survival -- Aids -- Rock bottom -- Sandy -- Rebirth.

Being a dog [electronic resource]

December 2, 2016
Horowitz, Alexandra.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 09:08:18
"In Being a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz, a research scientist in the field of dog cognition and the author of the runaway bestseller Inside of a Dog, unpacks the mystery of a dog's worldview as has never been done before" --from Amazon.

Taken [electronic resource]

December 2, 2016
Eden, Cynthia.
New York : HarperCollins, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 10:07:17
"After surviving her abduction by the infamous Death Angel, Bailey Jones teams up with LOST agent Asher Young to find the woman she helped escape and they soon stumble upon a trail of bodies bearing the mark of the Death Angel's calling card."-- Provided by publisher

The most dangerous place on earth [electronic resource] : a novel

December 2, 2016
Johnson, Lindsey Lee.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00

A word for love [electronic resource] : a novel

December 2, 2016
Robbins, Emily, author.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00
"A mesmerizing debut set in Syria on the cusp of the unrest, A Word for Love is the spare and exquisitely told story of a young American woman transformed by language, risk, war, and a startling new understanding of love. It is said there are ninety-nine Arabic words for love. Bea, an American exchange student, has learned them all: in search of deep feeling, she travels to a Middle Eastern country known to hold the "The Astonishing Text," an ancient, original manuscript of a famous Arabic love story that is said to move its best readers to tears. But once in this foreign country, Bea finds that instead of intensely reading Arabic she is entwined in her host family's complicated lives--as they lock the doors, and whisper anxiously about impending revolution. And suddenly, instead of the ancient love story she sought, it is her daily witness of a contemporary Romeo and Juliet-like romance--between a housemaid and policeman of different cultural and political backgrounds--that astonishes her, changes her, and makes her weep. But as the country drifts toward explosive unrest, Bea wonders how many secrets she can keep, and how long she can fight for a romance that does not belong to her. Ultimately, in a striking twist, Bea's own story begins to mirror that of "The Astonishing Text" that drew her there in the first place--not in the role of one of the lovers, as she might once have imagined, but as the character who lives to tell the story long after the lovers have gone. With melodic meditation on culture, language, and familial devotion. Robbins delivers a powerful novel that questions what it means to love from afar, to be an outsider within a love story, and to take someone else's passion and cradle it until it becomes your own"-- Provided by publisher.

Idaho [electronic resource] : a novel

December 2, 2016
Ruskovich, Emily, author.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00

Kill the father [electronic resource] : a novel

December 2, 2016
Dazieri, Sandrone, 1964- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00

No man's land [electronic resource] : a novel

December 2, 2016
Tolkien, Simon.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00
"Inspired by the real-life experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I, Simon Tolkien delivers a perfectly rendered novel rife with class tension, period detail, and stirring action, ranging from the sharply divided society of northern England to the trenches of the Somme. Adam Raine is a boy cursed by misfortune. His impoverished childhood in turn-of-the-century London comes to a sudden and tragic end when his mother is killed in a workers' protest march. His father, Daniel, is barely able to cope with the loss. But a job offer in the coal mining town of Scarsdale presents one last chance, so father and son head north. The relocation is hard on Adam: the local boys prove difficult to befriend, and he never quite fits in. Meanwhile tensions between the miners and their employer, Sir John Scarsdale, escalate, and finally explode with terrible consequences. In the aftermath, Adam's fate shifts once again, and he finds himself drawn into the opulent Scarsdale family home where he makes an enemy of Sir John's son, Brice, who subjects Adam to a succession of petty cruelties for daring to step above his station. However, Adam finds consolation in the company of Miriam, the local parson's beautiful daughter with whom he falls in love. When they become engaged and Adam wins a scholarship to Oxford, he starts to feel that his life is finally coming together--until the outbreak of war threatens to tear everything apart. From the slums of London to the riches of an Edwardian country house; from the hot, dark seams of a Yorkshire coal mine to the exposed terrors of the trenches in France; Adam's journey from boy to man is set against the backdrop of a society violently entering the modern world"-- Provided by publisher.

Home sweet home [electronic resource] : a novel

December 2, 2016
Smith, April, 1949- author.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00
"Against the backdrop of America's heartland, this stunning epic drama follows the Kusek family over fifty years, through relocation from metropolis to prairie, the panic of Communism and McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a dramatic trial, and, ultimately, murder. On Christmas Eve, 1985, Jo Kusek discovers her brother and his family have been savagely attacked. The wife has been killed, father and son barely alive. How did this happen? Cal, Jo's father, was a World War II pilot and an attorney. Betsy, Jo's mother, was a worker's advocate. In 1950, they escaped the political hysteria of New York City, and relocated to a close-knit town in South Dakota. Cal became a cattleman, Betsy a nurse. Jo and her younger brother, Lance, were inseparable. A seat in the State Assembly became available and Cal jumped at the chance to serve the community that had taken them in. Life was full and rewarding. Things change when Cal runs for US Senate. His campaign threatens the local triumvirate of power that will do anything to stop him. The FBI investigates Betsy, and a youthful dalliance with the Communist Party surfaces to haunt the Kuseks and divide the town. Driven by fear and hate, the Kuseks' neighbors condemn them as enemies and spies. Their American Dream falls apart overnight and becomes an agonizing nightmare. And although they are vindicated in a successful libel lawsuit, the story doesn't end there: years later, Lance Kusek, his wife and son, are violently assaulted, and the mystery then unfolds as to who could have committed this coldblooded act. Is it the result of the events decades earlier? As her loved ones hover between life and death, Jo Kusek becomes our witness to one of the most brutal periods in American history"-- Provided by publisher.

Moonglow [electronic resource] : A Novel

December 2, 2016
Chabon, Michael, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 14:50:18
From his deathbed, a grandfather shares stories of his life with his grandson. Spanning oceans and decades, he talks of war and adventure, love and desire, and the art of keeping secrets and telling lies.

Hot winter nights [electronic resource] : A Bear Mountain Rescue Story

December 2, 2016
Gary, Codi.
Ashland : Hachette Book Group, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 02:52:03
The Bear Mountain days are cold, but the nights are steamy...Allie Farichild made a mistake when she moved to Montana. Her rental is a mess, her coworkers at the trauma center are hostile, and her handsome landlord, Dex Belmont, is far from charming. But just when she's about to throw in the towel, life in Bear Mountain takes a surprisingly sexy turn...

In the darkroom [electronic resource]

December 2, 2016
Faludi, Susan, author.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 13:46:42
Returns and departures -- Rear window -- The original from the copy -- Home insecurity -- The person you were meant to be -- It's not me anymore -- His body into pieces. Hers. -- On the altar of the homeland -- Ráday 9 -- Something more and something other -- A lady is a lady whatever the case may be -- The mind is a black box -- Learn to forget -- Some kind of psychic disturbance -- The Grand Hotel Royal -- Smitten in the hinder parts -- The subtle poison of adjustment -- You're out of the woods -- The transformation of the patient is without a doubt -- Pity, O God, the Hungarian -- All the female steps -- Paid up -- Getting away with it -- The pregnancy of the world -- Escape.
"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, comes In the Darkroom, an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age. 'In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many things -- obligation, affection, culpability, contrition. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness.' So begins Susan Faludi's extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga. When the feminist writer learned that her 76-year-old father -- long estranged and living in Hungary -- had undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent. How was this new parent who claimed to be 'a complete woman now' connected to the silent, explosive, and ultimately violent father she had known, the photographer who'd built his career on the alteration of images? Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her father's many previous incarnations: American dad, Alpine mountaineer, swashbuckling adventurer in the Amazon outback, Jewish fugitive in Holocaust Budapest. When the author travels to Hungary to reunite with her father, she drops into a labyrinth of dark histories and dangerous politics in a country hell-bent on repressing its past and constructing a fanciful -- and virulent -- nationhood. The search for identity that has transfixed our century was proving as treacherous for nations as for individuals. Faludi's struggle to come to grips with her father's reinvented self takes her across borders -- historical, political, religious, sexual -- to bring her face to face with the question of the age: Is identity something you 'choose,' or is it the very thing you can't escape? "-- Provided by publisher.

Rather be the devil [electronic resource]

December 2, 2016
Rankin, Ian.
Ashland : Hachette Book Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00

Radiant [electronic resource]

December 2, 2016
Hayley, Elizabeth, author.
Ashland : Hachette Book Group, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00
Moving to Detroit to pursue her art career a month after a traumatic breakup with her faithless billionaire boyfriend, Siobhan confronts a difficult choice when he reappears to win her back.

Come and get us [electronic resource]

December 2, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
Ashland : Hachette Book Group, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00
"Miranda Cooper's life takes a terrifying turn when an SUV deliberately runs her and her husband off a desolate Arizona road. With her husband badly wounded, she must run for help alone as his cryptic parting words echo in her head: 'Be careful who you trust.'" -- from Amazon.

Snowblind [electronic resource] : a thriller

December 2, 2016
Ragnar Jónasson, 1976- author.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00
"Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors -- accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik--with a past that he's unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theater, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness -- blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose. Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent. "-- Provided by publisher.

#askGaryVee [electronic resource] : one entrepreneur's take on leadership, social media, and self-awareness

December 2, 2016
Vaynerchuk, Gary, author narrator.
New York : HarperCollins, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 11:37:45
The author draws from his show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, often outrageous, and imminently useful and honest answers to everything you've ever wanted to know about navigating the new world. Gary presents practical, timely, and timeless advice on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, and everything else you've been afraid to ask but are dying to know. Gary gives you the insights and information you need on everything from effectively using Twitter to launching a small business, hiring superstars to creating a personal brand, launching products effectively to staying healthy - and even buying wine. This is your essential guide to making things happen in a big way.

4 3 2 1 [electronic resource] : a novel

December 2, 2016
Auster, Paul, 1947- author.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 36:51:06
"Paul Auster's greatest, most heartbreaking and satisfying novel -- a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and of life itself: a masterpiece. Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson's pleasures and ache from each Ferguson's pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson's life rushes on. As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that readers have never seen from Auster before. 4 3 2 1 is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force. "-- Provided by publisher.

Burning Bright [electronic resource]

December 2, 2016
Petrie, Nick.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00

Everything you want me to be [electronic resource]

December 2, 2016
Mejia, Mindy, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00

Human acts [electronic resource] : a novel

December 2, 2016
Kang, Han.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 00:00:00

In sunlight or in shadow [electronic resource] : stories inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper

December 2, 2016
Block, Lawrence.
Chicago : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 09:54:11
Edward Hopper is surely the greatest American narrative painter. His work bears special resonance for writers and readers." Says Lawrence Block, who has invited seventeen outstanding writers to join him in an unprecedented anthology of brand-new stories: In Sunlight or In Shadow. The results are remarkable and range across all genres, wedding literary excellence to storytelling savvy. 0Contributors include Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olen Butler, Michael Connelly, Megan Abbott, Craig Ferguson, Nicholas Christopher, Jill D. Block, Joe R. Lansdale, Justin Scott, Kris Nelscott, Warren Moore, Jonathan Santlofer, Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, and Lawrence Block himself. Even Gail Levin, Hopper?s biographer and compiler of his catalogue raisonée, appears with her own first work of fiction, providing a true account of art theft on a grand scale and told in the voice of the country preacher who perpetrated the crime. 0

Jesus always [electronic resource]

December 2, 2016
Young, Sarah.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 16:06:45
Experience true joy, now and always. Hear Jesus' voice and responded to His invitation to peace and hope. With scripture and personal reflections, the number one New York Times best selling author Sarah Young, brings Jesus' message of joy, for today and every day.

Jump [electronic resource] / take the leap of faith to achieve your life of abundance

December 2, 2016
Harvey, Steve, 1956- author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2016.
1 sound file : digital.
Duration: 04:26:36

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